Dan Connealy, one of two seminarians from the Phoenix Diocese studying at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, was among 39 seminarians ordained to the diaconate Oct. 1 in Rome.

The eighth annual Friends of the Poor Walk brings together Catholics who support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and benefits the work its nearly 7,000 volunteers at 85 parish-based Vincentian conferences of charity carry out daily to support those in need.

The latest school dedication in the Diocese of Phoenix almost couldn’t have happened at all.

Fifteen men are continuing their journey toward a more intimate life within the Church.

For those who live on the streets, a visit to the doctor might be necessary, but it’s no longer out of reach.

SCOTTSDALE — Fr. Don Calloway, MIC had a message for the more than 1,100 people who packed into the DoubleTree Resort Aug. 21-23 for a three-day Marian Conference. “We need Our Lady in a big way, probably more than we’ve ever needed her before.” He referred to “so-called gay marriage” and the series of recent videos casting light on the trafficking of unborn body parts by employees of Planned Parenthood, calling the organization “a bastion of evil, it is a place of darkness and death.” He also praised the effort that saw over 300 protests earlier that morning against Planned Parenthood.

Thousands attended rallies throughout the country in response to a series of undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that showed Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs from aborted children.

A local name known especially among East Valley Catholics now has an additional national title.

St. Joseph the Worker once again proved its due diligence in providing paths out of poverty via resources that lead to meaningful employment.

A longtime elementary school principal credits a late Jesuit priest he once served with for teaching him some valuable lessons about leading a school by being an active, visible presence.


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